voluptuously

voluptuous

[vuh-luhp-choo-uhs]
adjective
1.
full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment: a voluptuous life.
2.
derived from gratification of the senses: voluptuous pleasure.
3.
directed toward or concerned with sensuous enjoyment or sensual pleasure: voluptuous desires.
4.
sensuously pleasing or delightful: voluptuous beauty.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Latin voluptuōsus, equivalent to volupt(ās) pleasure + -ōsus -ous; -u- probably by association with sumptuōsus sumptuous

voluptuously, adverb
voluptuousness, voluptuosity [vuh-luhp-choo-os-i-tee] , noun
unvoluptuous, adjective
unvoluptuously, adverb
unvoluptuousness, noun


1. See sensual.
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voluptuous (vəˈlʌptjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  relating to, characterized by, or consisting of pleasures of the body or senses; sensual
2.  disposed, devoted, or addicted to sensual indulgence or luxurious pleasures
3.  provocative and sexually alluring, esp through shapeliness or fullness: a voluptuous woman
 
[C14: from Latin voluptuōsus full of gratification, from voluptās pleasure]
 
vo'luptuously
 
adv
 
vo'luptuousness
 
n

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voluptuous
late 14c., "of desires or appetites," from O.Fr. voluptueux, from L. voluptuosus "full of pleasure, delightful," from voluptas "pleasure, delight," from volup "pleasurably," perhaps ultimately related to velle "to wish," from PIE *wol-/*wel- "be pleasing" (see will (v.)). Meaning
"addicted to sensual pleasure" is recorded from mid-15c. Sense of "suggestive of sensual pleasure" is attested from 1816 (Byron); especially in ref. to feminine beauty from 1839. Voluptuary "one addicted to sensuous pleasures" is attested from c.1600.
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